Speeded Tests

In the context of educational measurement, the term speeded test (or speed test) refers to a measuring tool composed of a list of relatively easy items, intended to be answered in a very limited time. When applying a speeded test, it is common to ask (or even force) the test takers to solve the items sequentially from the first to the last one. If the difficulty level and time limit are correctly set, none of the test takers will be able to reach the last item before the time limit is reached. The total score is usually computed as the number of items correctly answered when the time limit is met, and the differences in the scores are mainly attributed to individual differences in speed. ...

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